October Special Day Gift Ideas

afm1Besides Halloween, the month of October has other special days that are made for gifts. There’s the Sweetest Day on October 15th, Bosses Day on October 16th, and Mother-in-Law Day on October 23rd.afm2

Here are some gift ideas we have put together to help you pick out something special whether they are here in Long Beach or across the country.

Sweetest Day

Our gift collection for Sweetest Day includes chocolates and fresh baked goods from our Long Beach bakery partner.

Godiva offers a range of chocolate selections in both milk and dark chocolate in various sizes.afm3

Among our bakery collection, there are scrumptious French Macaroons as well as a Strawberry Mousse Cake that has a thin layer of cake that surrounds a strawberry mousse that has been glazed and topped with whole strawberries.

Bosses Day

Give your boss a special plant display for their office. The Seal Beach Dish Garden has assorted green plants in a cube that has been decorated with curly willow and a dragonfly accent.afm5

Succulent Splendor contains a mixed selection, including kalanchoe, in a circular glass vase.

Cool and Breezy has succulents, curly willow, hydrangea and exotic greenery in a cube that contains rocks and seashells.

Mother-in-Law Day

Treat your mother-in-law to a spectacular floral display. The Majestic contains lavender phaelaenopsis orchids and purple dahlias arranged with roses and hydrangea in a glass container.afm8

Orchid Trade Winds includes red roses, cascading phaeleanopsis orchids, and tropical greenery in a vase filled with seashells. 


You can order in our Long Beach flower shop, by phone, or through our website. Order now for best selection and preferred delivery date.

Celebrating Homecoming in Long Beach!

afm1It’s that special time of year when local Long Beach high schools celebrate homecoming, a special time where alumni from previous years return to the school to celebrate with the current student body.afm2

There’s a parade, football game, homecoming king and queen, and big dance.

The dance is a time to get your best clothes on and go unwind from school. Part of this ritual includes flowers, something we know just a little bit about!afm3

We offer the freshest, most unique, and value-oriented selection of homecoming flowers, including corsages, boutonnieres, bouquets for the homecoming court, and flowers for the dance and parade floats.

Check out these stunning examples of what we can produce for your homecoming dance:

  • 3 Hot Pink Rose Corsage is a wristlet corsage with three hot pink roses, red dendrobium orchids and hypericum, hot pink grass, greenery and rhinestones.afm4
  • Perfectly Purple is a wristlet corsage with three purple roses, misty blue, and purple ribbon.
  • Alsroe and Roses is another wristlet corsage with alstromeria, roses, and ribbons.
  • The Crescent Corsage is a wrist corsage with pink roses, green dendrobium orchids, and ribbons arranged into a crescent shape.afm5
  • The Fancy Freesia Corsage is a pin-on or wrist corsage that contains white roses, spray roses, and freesia with dark blue Bella Donna delphinium, seeded eucalyptus, and ribbons.
  • Le Orange Corsage is a wristlet corsage with two shades of orange roses, hypericum, eucalyptus and ribbons.
  • The Rose Garden Wristlet has blush dendrobium orchids, pink roses, lavender stock, seeded eucalyptus, ming fern and rhinestones.afm6

These examples of homecoming corsages also have available matching homecoming boutonnieres to make sure the date is a perfect match.

You can order online, in our Long Beach flower shop, and by phone.afm7

Our floral design team is also available by appointment to create custom orders for homecoming!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Long Beach

afm1October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Long Beach with numerous events planned to draw attention to those that are fighting the disease, those we have lost, and those that have won their battle.afm2

It’s also an opportune time to encourage people to be more proactive by getting a mammogram, especially on October 21st, which is National Mammography Day.

We are also committed to helping raise more money for cancer research.

For our part, we have an entire collection of pink flower arrangements and pink bouquets that are great gift ideas for those dealing with breast cancer in some form as well as to use for upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Month events.

Here are just a few of the available examples of pink flowers from our collection:afm3

  • The 12 Pink Rose Arrangement offers the finest Ecuadorian long-stem roses arranged in a beautiful vase.
  • Gracefully Elegant has gerbera daisies, lilies, alstromeria, snapdragons and roses in an array of pink hues along with accent greenery.afm4
  • Rose Blush includes dozens of rosebuds in a clear glass vase. It comes in many sizes and shades of pink.
  • Pink Sonnet features pink roses, spray roses, mini carnations and stargazer lilies along with white daisy poms and greenery in a clear ginger jar vase with a pink bow.
  • Pretty in Pink includes hot pink ross, lilies, bouvardia, and ranunculus in a low cylindrical vase.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve also put many of our pink flower arrangements on sale while supplies last.

We can also work with you directly to create your own custom pink flower arrangements with ideas from our in-house floral design team. afm5

You can order at our Long Beach flower shop, call us, or go to our website. Let’s fight this horrible disease together and finally win the battle!

Allen’s Flower Market Selected as Best Long Beach Florist by Beachcomber Readers

AFM7We are honored to have been selected by the readers of the Beachcomber as the best Long Beach Florist for 2016 as a Best of Long Beach Gold Winner.

The newspaper told us that we received an impressive number of votes during the July voting period, so we are thrilled that our customers think that much of us to vote us as the winner in this category.AFM6

The results were just recently shared with Beachcomber readers during the middle of September, so we believe that this will be a way to attract even more customers to our Long Beach flower shop and our website to check out what we offer in terms of value, variety, quality and service.

Every day, we strive to do that much better for our customers by giving them more to choose from at the best price possible.

Plus, we continue to search for the best floral farm partners and gift partners, including supporting local businesses like we do for our online bakery products.

We also keep adding new floral designs and products to our Long Beach florist location and our website to provide you with the best gift and décor ideas for your celebrations, occasions, and design enjoyment.AFM4

In addition, we also are continuing to expand our event and wedding flower services so we can help more people create memorable days and events that are framed with the freshest flowers and the most unique floral designs.AFM7

Thank you to our customers, vendors, and partners as well as our staff for giving us the enjoyment we have as a local Long Beach business. We look forward to serving all of you for years to come.

Autumn is Here and So are Our Fall Flowers!

afm1Autumn officially arrives on September 22nd, but the good news is we are already ready for it with our new fall flower arrangement collection.

Plus, our Long Beach flower shop also has other seasonal gifts like fall collectibles and more.afm4

To get you in the mood for the changing season and show you what you can give as gifts for those special birthdays or use as décor for your home during the Jewish New Year, Halloween, and Thanksgiving, check out these amazing fall flower arrangements:

  • We have many flower centerpieces and excellent floral displays that fit in great at the dining table, coffee table, foyer and more. Harvest Hurricane offers a hurricane candle centerpiece with orchids, gerbera daisies, lilies, berry and foliage. Allen’s Autumn Centerpiece has roses, orchids, lilies, sunflowers and decorative feathers.afm3
  • Cornucopias are a symbol of fall that makes a nice touch in your home or as a gift. The Rustic Cornucopia has fall leaves, daisies, cattails and sunflowers while the Fall Cornucopia has fall foliage, roses, sunflowers and chrysanthemums.
  • Many of our fall flower arrangements are very unique. For example, Bam Boo Boo has orange lilies, green cymbidium orchids, coxcomb, millet, hypericum and bamboo in a cube vase. Autumn’s Finest has hybrid lilies, yellow spray roses, bupleurum and salal. Fall Fashion contains red gladiolus and roses, sunflowers, orange Asiatic lilies, solidago, bear grass and greenery in a ginger jar vase. Winds of Fall features hydrangea, cream roses, orange gerbera daisies, hypericum and seeded eucalyptus in a bunch vase.afm5

You can visit our Long Beach flower shop to order, call us, or go online to our website and place your order for the Long Beach area.afm8

We also deliver throughout the country so we can help you send a little bit of Autumn anywhere in the nation.

National Grandparents’ Day is September 11th

afm1This Sunday, it’s time to celebrate those special people in our lives known as our grandparents.

They are like bonus parents except they like to spoil you and just want to enjoy you. You are a joy to them.afm2

Now, it’s time to show them just how much you love what they do for you and the advice and knowledge they impart to you.

It’s National Grandparents’ Day so no matter where they are in the country we can help you send them a special gift of flowers, a flowering plant, or dish garden that let’s them know you are thinking of them.

We have some great ideas to share that may make a perfect gift for National Grandparents’ Day, including the following items some of which are new to our fall flower collection and are on sale for a limited time:afm4

  • Tuscan Sun includes sunflowers, mum, and orange accent flowers.
  • Fields of Fall offers the best of our fall flowers wrapped with a raffia bow.
  • The Name Your Price Fall Bouquet is a great idea because it leaves it up to us to create something spectacular from our fall flowers based on your prince point. These come hand-delivered in a glass vase.afm5
  • Floral Inspirations is a unique floral display with Mokara orchids, pin cushion protea, calla lilies, bear grass arches and river rocks.
  • Calico Autumn has red roses, purple and green hydrangea, and berry accents for a bold floral display.
  • Allen’s Autumn Basket has yellow flowers like solidago, daisy poms, and gerbera daisies along with peach carnations and roses, lavender snaps and greenery in a yellow handled fall basket.
  • Limonada is a display of yellow with gerbera daisies, roses, tiger lilies and solidago in a clear glass cube that has been lined with fresh-cut lemons and curly willow.afm6
  • Sunkist includes spray roses, daisy poms, and lilies along with greenery and accents in a glass vase.

You can order these and more from our Long Beach flower shop by coming in or calling us, or you can go online to our website and order from there.afm7

Be sure to order now for best selection and to take advantage of our current promotions!

Enjoy Labor Day in Long Beach with Events and Flowers

AFM1Labor Day weekend is September 3-5 this year and there is a lot to enjoy as the summer draws to a close and fall is just around the corner on September 22nd.

Check out these things to do over the Labor Day weekend in Long Beach:AFM2

Labor Day Weekend Events in Long Beach

The Long Beach Greek Festival by the Beach is September 3-5 and admission is free. You can enjoy food, drinks, and dancing at this event, which is located at 5761 East Colorado Street in Long Beach.

The New Blues Festival is September 3-4 at El Dorado Regional Park and includes some of the most talented blues musicians and singers around.AFM3

Say Farewell to Summer Flowers

You may be planning your own Labor Day weekend event like a barbecue or block party so it would be great to check out our summer flower collection that is now on sale so we can clear them out for the arrival of fall flowers.AFM4

Here are some great examples of summer flowers you can use to decorate for any Labor Day events you have planned:

  • Gracefully Elegant features gerbera daisies, lilies, roses, alstromeria and snapdragons in various shades of pink along with greenery accents.
  • Summer Salsa offers a mix of orange, coral, and purple blooms like roses, dahlias, orchids and sunflowers.AFM6
  • The Dazzler includes bold colors in red, yellow, and purple like roses, chrysanthemums, gerberas, snapdragons and alstromeria.
  • Something’s Wild has hydrangea, snapdragons, birds of paradise, gerbera daisies, dendrobium orchids, antherium and tropical greenery.
  • The Long Beach Grand Prix is a mix of hydrangea, tiger lilies, sunflowers, spray roses, roses, bear grass and gerbera daisies.AFM5

Don’t forget you can order in our Long Beach flower shop, call us, or go online.

You can choose to pick up or we hand deliver. Be sure to enjoy these summer flowers while you celebrate the close of summer.

Will be debuting our fall flower collection very shortly! Stay tuned for some exciting new floral designs!